FRIGHT DOME AT CIRCUS CIRCUS LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND TEAMS UP WITH THE GODFATHER OF ZOMBIE-INSPIRED HORROR FILMS GEORGE A. ROMERO
LAS VEGAS – August 23, 2012 – Top-ranked haunted attraction Fright Dome at Circus Circus Las Vegas is celebrating a decade of terrifying fans from around the world. Beginning Saturday, Sept. 29 Fright Dome takes over The Adventuredome at Circus Circus and will partner with iconic horror film producer and zombie expert George A. Romero to theme one of its five haunted houses.
Romero is best-known for his array of ghastly horror films about a hypothetical zombie apocalypse beginning with Night of the Living Dead which has been hailed a defining moment for modern horror cinema. Nicknamed the “godfather of horror,” Romero added to his “Dead Series” and again shook the horror industry with the addition of Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.
“For the past decade we’ve had one of the top haunted attractions in the nation but I would have never dreamed that I would have the opportunity to work with an icon in the industry like George,” said Jason Egan, owner and creator of Fright Dome. “When it comes to zombies and scaring people he’s the best by far. I’m thrilled to have George lend his creativity to Fright Dome and equally thrilled that Las Vegas has embraced this event every year allowing us to grow and make the 10th anniversary truly the most terrifying yet.”
“I’m looking forward to working with Fright Dome for their 10th anniversary year,” said producer/ director George A. Romero. “It’s been fun to scare people on the big screen all these years, now I get to do it with the real deal! It’s going to be great to see.”
Romero’s zombie themed haunted house will be appropriately name “Ward of the Dead” and will immerse guests in a real life zombie apocalypse, leaving them to fend off attacking zombies as they race for safety in Fright Dome’s most intense haunted house in 10 years. In addition to this groundbreaking theme, Fright Dome will feature four additional all-new haunted houses including “The Infected,” a zombie quarantine area; “Camp Massacre,” a twisted, chainsaw-ridden summer camp; “Fright Dome’s Urban Legends,” playing on classic fears; and the “The Anniversary” which will combine fan favorites from over the past 10 years of terror at the event.
Dark and fog-filled, Fright Dome creates a chilling atmosphere with roaming characters, high-powered strobes, multi-colored lasers and five acres of fright made up of all new extreme scare zones, rides, 25 attractions and nightly live stage shows by top-notch entertainers. Egan and his ghoulish cast make their entrance each event night and at appearances around town in two fully-restored hearses; a 1968 Cadillac “Executioner” and a monster truck hearse from Discovery Channel’s “Ultimate Car Builds.” Over the years Fright Dome has become a popular stop during the Halloween season for celebrities including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, David Copperfield, Holly Madison, Paris Hilton, Missy Elliot, Kevin Hart, Vanilla Ice, Corey Feldman and many more.
Fright Dome is open from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 29 - Oct.31 on select nights. General admission tickets are $37.95 and fast pass tickets are available for an additional $15 allowing express line entry for all five haunted houses.
ABOUT FRIGHT DOME
Created from the mind of hauntrepreneur Jason Egan, Fright Dome at Circus Circus has been horrifying the masses since 2003. Egan’s 14 years in the industry and passion for all things terrifying combine to make Fright Dome one of the top haunted attractions in the nation. Spread throughout five acres, this haunted theme park features dark, fog-filled attractions complete with ghoulish and gore-clad professional actors. Not appropriate for children under 12, Fright Dome includes roaming scare actors, high-powered strobes, multi-colored lasers and eerie sound effects. For more information, visit www.frightdome.com or call (702) 794-3939.
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